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Rizal honored with many names but none like the ‘Tagalog Christ’


Sunday, Dec. 30, is the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is also the centennial of the transfer of the remains of the national hero from Binondo to his monument in Luneta, now called Rizal Park.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Scholars divided on Jose Rizal’s true love

LEONOR RIVERA Is she our national hero’s one true, great love? INQUIRER file photo

Who was Jose Rizal’s true love? That’s a question appropriate for Valentine’s Day. It sounds playful, but it’s not. In recalling the national hero’s affairs of the heart, his popular image as a demigod venerated from afar is rendered more approachable. That Rizal, patriot and martyr, also felt Eros’ gift of ecstasy and pain like everyone else allows us to view him as both heroic and human.

Posted: February 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »